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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

1st September

Whimbrel: one was heard and after a bit of searching seen as it flew high SW and over the old Abbey National clock tower on Baker Street at 7.10am.

Hobby: one circled high over the park at 2.40pm.

Swift: two were seen just before dawn and another at 3.20pm.

Sand Martin: two bird flew south at 7.35am.

House Martin: the local breeding flock numbered around 45 birds early morning.

Swallow: four were seen

Spotted Flycatcher: one was in area 1 feeding from an Ash tree by the Nature Study Centre from 11.30am.

Common Whitethroat: three were seen today

Blackcap: eight birds were present

Chiffchaff: ten were seen amongst the tit flocks in area 31 and 40

Willow Warbler: six were with the above

DSC_0004-3  The Northern Wheatear was first spotted as it perched on some rope pins.

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The Kestrels that bred on Primrose Hill are sometimes to be found feeding in area 39. They still have to contend with harassment from Magpies

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Finally a half decent Sparrowhawk photo, it shows the different shape and structure to the Kestrel above.

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Spotted Flycatcher in area 1

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